Associate Professor Ben Wadham

Associate Professor

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education Building (5.08)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Ben is a sociologist and his main research interest is militarism and the military in Australia. He is interested in the place of the military in Australian history and within Australian culture and governance - civil society, the miltiary and the state. Ben writes about the cultural history of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Of particular interest is military culture and crime and the military. He is currently Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Grant titled "Institutional Abuse and Organisational Reform within the ADF (1969-). He has recently published Criminologies of the Military: Militarism, National Security and Justice. Ben also researches men's violence toward other men and is using Virtual Reality as a pedagogical tool for education for violence prevention. This research focus is critical masculinity studies.

Qualifications
BA Hons (Sociology),
PhD (Sociology)
Grad Cert Public Policy
Honours, awards and grants

Australian Postgraduate Award 1998-2002
Australian Defence Medal

ARC Discovery: Institutional Abuse and Organisational Reform in the ADF (2018-2021)

Key responsibilities

Research Higher Degree Coordinator

Director, Doctor of Education

Delegate, NTEU

Research expertise
Australian Studies
Criminology
Cultural studies
Culture
Gender Studies
Identity/ethnicity/nationalism
Policy and administration
Sociology
Women's Studies
Research interests

Completions

Education Doctorate

  1. Teacher Education Reform in Undang Pandang - Faridah Ohan - 2013
  2. Medical Students and Physical Examination - Anna Vnuk - 2013
  3. The role of teacher/student relationships in English teaching in Surabaya - Suryanto - 2013
  4. Content-Based Instruction At The International Standard School Teacher Education Program - Soni Mirizon - 2014
  5. The representation of Indonesian English language teachers’ ICT learning experiences: processes and outcomes in English language classrooms - Dyah Ciptaningrum - 2015
  6. Experiences Of Indonesian Pre-Service English As Foreign Language Teachers In Implementing Technology In Teaching Practicum: An Investigation Through TPACK Framework - Effendi Limbong - 2015
  7. An Examination of the Moral Reasoning Abilities of Cypriot Accounting Students - Maz Demosthenous - 2017
  8. Volunteer Motivaton in Surf LIfes Saving: A Theory of Motivation through Identity - John Fitzgerald - 2018

Masters of Education

  1. Religion and the International Baccalaureate - 2011
  2. Domestic Violence in Indonesia - Mohammad Ihsan - 2007

Honours

  1. Pre-service teachers perceptions of race and nationalism - 2010
  2. Home Economics and SA Schooling - 2005
Teaching interests
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • Social Theory
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Globalisation, Development and Education
  • Governance and Policy
  • Race, Gender, Nation
  • Militarism & Violence
  • Professionals and Activists
  • Policy and Governance
Topic coordinator
EDUC9954 Preparation for Research
EDUC9971 Key Issues in Education
EDUC9972 Preparation for Research
EDUC9973 Critical Scholarship and Research Design
EDUC9974 Researching the Profession
EDUC9978 Data Analysis
EDUC9975 Research Project
EDUC9977 Research Transfer
Supervisory interests
Critical masculinity studies (scholarly distinction from masculinity or men's studies)
Critical race and whiteness studies in Australian contexts
Higher education
Military studies
Race, gender, nation and education
Sociology of education
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Lesbians in the Military (1), Narratives of Clinical Decision Making from the Emergency Department (1), Schooling Differently (1), Social Justice and Teacher Education (1), Critical Realism and Academic Activists (1)
Associate supervisor: Discourses of National Security in the ADF (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Foucault’s discourse analysis of education policy making in Cambodia from 1979 to 2013 (1), WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDONESIA: A STUDY OF STATE ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY IN ACEH PROVINCE (1), LEADER-FOLLOWER CONFLICT: THE PERCEPTION OF SOME INDONESIAN LEADERS ON THEIR CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (1), Governing The Good Teacher A White Governmentality Lens On The ‘White’ Teacher In South Australia’s Apy Lands (1), HOW HAS THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF ABORIGINAL CORPORATIONS REPRESENTED AND POSITIONED ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE? (1)
Associate supervisor: Equity and Diversity for Primary School Indigenous Children in Bangladesh (1), WOMEN FACULTY MEMBERS’ WORK AND LIVES IN STATE ISLAMIC UNIVERSITIES IN INDONESIA (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Men
Masculinity
Military culture
Available for contact via
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Men
Interests
  • Masculinity
  • Military culture
Further information

Ben Wadham is a member of the Australian Peacekeeping and Peacekeeper Veterans Association (APPVA).